Posts Tagged ‘ Mad Men ’

Pure Madness

April 5, 2015
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Gregory Peck in "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"

Dressing Like Don Draper Mad Men is airing tonight with the show’s season finale and though the show ends in the 70’s it’s the 50’s Don Draper look that took style trends by storm bringing back retro looks that are still popular on the runways today. I’ve written several articles on the style of Mad Men and it still is having an impact in the fashion world. Who doesn’t love a sharp dressed man? As a vintage fashion show producer, I’m grateful for the return of this style.  Since I have the opportunity to talk to vintage dealers, and collectors alike, this look is easy to recreate and still looks classic and modern today. These vintage styles... Continue reading

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Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire “Halloween Vintage Style” at Rock Wall Wine Company.

October 16, 2013
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Rock Wall Hangar

We proudly announce a new venue for the fall Alameda Point Fashion Vintage Faire with a “Halloween” costume contest at historic Alameda Point. The fall event will be held at Rock Wall Wine Company and is located on the former Alameda Naval Air Base, which was decommissioned in 1997.  This location is neighbors of our monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire drawing over 10,000 shoppers and 850 booths every month and Michaan’s Annex Auctions warehouse. Rock Wall Hangar The etymology of the name: The name Rock Wall refers to the defensive perimeter wall built during WWII in the San Francisco Bay to protect the base from Japanese air to sea... Continue reading

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Pan Am Style Grooming Tips

May 9, 2012
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Airline Grooming Tips

The Officer's Club (O' Club) is right off of Pan Am Way. What could be better than having our spring Vintage Fashion Faire Preview Party take off as a Vintage Style Travel theme since so many people loved the now cancelled TV show Pan Am?  Our 60's Mad Men costume contest was a hit so we wanted celebrate the fashions & styles of that era. If you tuned in to Pan Am and saw the first episode, they depicted the rigorous restrictions on weight and grooming of the airline stewardesses back in that time. They had to weigh in every day and were required to wear girdles and slips. Not to mention be well groomed (see below for a small sampling). If you... Continue reading

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Spring is Green.

May 2, 2012
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Look who's Green at Alameda Point!

How did you celebrate Earth Day? Here at Alameda Point, recycling and re-use is our business and keeping other people's old stuff out of landfill is our mission. In other words, one person's junk is another person's treasure. We love to see the most over-the-top, outrageous vintage decor get wheeled off of our show field. You never know what you're going to find at our monthly show with 800 booths of antiques and collectibles. We've seen it all. Well…not yet. Every month is a new surprise!   In our modern world of constant production, we advocate wearing and collecting vintage fashion. It is re-cycling existing, pre-loved garments and... Continue reading

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The Mad Men Remedy

October 1, 2011
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Betty needs a fix!  (courtesy of AMC)

Are you having Mad Men withdrawals? Are you watching Netflix re-runs on instant queue wistfully longing for your Don Draper fix while drinking heavily and chain smoking? Or imagining that you are? Did you run to Banana Republic for the Mad Men Collection and start mixing martinis for mannequins?   Hold the phone! Until the season 5 premiere in March of 2012, we have the remedy...shop for true Mad Men fashion at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire at the O' Club. Get ready to knock them out with your style for the holidays in one of a kind looks for less. We'll have 3 ballrooms of top vintage from the 1960's to bring... Continue reading

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Have A Ball: Happily Ever After Show Glow

March 3, 2011
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Marilyn Monroe lounging in lucite heels

Show producer & resident style expert, Sandra Michaan is your vintage Fairy Godmother for spring, transforming your rags to riches at The Point. There’s no time like spring to inject some magic into your wardrobe and decorating scheme.  Whether you are the “champagne on a beer budget” type or you have plenty of disposable cash to spare every month for your shopping budget but enjoy a good deal, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire won’t let you down. We were all treated to a glorious preview of spring weather at the February show after months of rainy shows to contend with, and dealers brought their best merchandise to satisfy the most... Continue reading

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Flirty Tips and Trends for Your Funny Valentine

February 5, 2011
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A 50's apron like this one can be found at Alameda Point (Sold online at Heavenly Lingerie)

Our fearless Faire producer, Sandra Michaan takes you to the trenches to find the look of love... retro style. Love is in the air. Or do I need an inhaler? Apparently, I need two since this winter has given me the flu and a very unsexy cough that won’t seem to go away but I digress. February is the month of LOVE. What better place than the Alameda Point Antiques Faire to find something sentimental for your beloved? If the romantic holiday fills you with dread, don’t despair; woo yourself for Valentines Day. After all, who knows you better? Find yourself the perfect love gift. Here are some shopping suggestions I gave in the latest issue of The Point... Continue reading

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Feel Good Fashion For Fall!

September 24, 2010
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Fall for Vintage Fashion at Alameda Point: Shopping Style Trends at The Alameda Point Antiques Faire and The Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire. It's officially Fall. Here are my vintage style picks for the upcoming Faires I'm co-producing. Get the runway looks in vintage for much less and shop like the pros for these one of a kind steals. Use this guide to finding the finest trends in fall fashion when hunting for vintage. Cape: Be a super hero in a cape and fight fashion crime! My favorite fabric is a heavy wool. Fashion Flashback of glam capes in film. Circle Skirt: THE skirt of the season. Period. Net Petticoat: Betsey Johnson's... Continue reading

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Mad for Mod

September 10, 2010
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Breakfast_at_Tiffany_party_photo

It's a mad, Mod world. The swinging sixties are back. The beehive hairstyle evokes a demure elegance and every Audrey Hepburn fan knows it's cocktail party time. Mix your own Martinis, in your retro decor. On your rotary dial phone, call up your metro men & gal pals and get ready to paint the town. Dress to impress. Suits are preferable for men but nice dress pants and a dress shirt would pass. Party dresses are just the ticket for the ladies. Hats are strongly encouraged. Just make sure they stay away from long cigarette holders! (See this clip of Breakfast At Tiffany's for the Vintage Fashion Faire to see why.) It's that time of year where even a toga... Continue reading

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